RALEIGH, N.C. – A Raleigh-based software company focused on mobile apps that address American health care needs appointed a new CEO last week as its previous CEO resigned from all positions with the company. MobileSmith Inc. announced that Randy J. Tomlin will be the company’s new CEO and president.

Tomlin’s appointment is consistent with the company embarking on an additional strategy that will expand the company’s health care industry offerings beyond the healthcare provider space,” MobileSmith stated in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Tomlin joined the company January 2017 as executive chairman of the board. He will continue to serve in that the role.

With Tomlin’s appointment, former CEO Bob Dieterle will be part ways with MobileSmith.

Dieterle founded MobileSmith in 2011, and was appointed CEO of the company January 2017.

A MobileSmith press release from last year described Dieterle as “the chief innovator of the MobileSmith platform since its founding in 2011.”

According to the filing, Tomlin’s appointment took place May 29, 2018.

In his first fiscal year as CEO, Tomlin will be entitled to $250,000 compensation.

A separation agreement between Dieterle and MobileSmith will entitle the former CEO to $90,000 over a six-month period, along with medical coverage over that period.

MobileSmith also appointed Jerry LePore to be its newest board member.

LePore is the co-founder of HealthLogix LLC, a marketing service provider to the pharmaceuticals industry. He has also done work opening PowerFlow Yoga studios across the country.

This story is from the North Carolina Business News Wire, a service of UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Media and Journalism